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Sexual Dysfunction and its Associated Factors After Delivery: Longitudinal Study in Iranian Women

(2018) Sexual Dysfunction and its Associated Factors After Delivery: Longitudinal Study in Iranian Women. Mater Sociomed.

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Introduction: Considering physical and emotional changes affecting women's sexual function in postpartum period. Aim: This study was conducted to determine the sexual dysfunction and postpartum-related factors in Bandar Abbas women in 2016. Material and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study used systematic random sampling on 432 postpartum women referred to Bandar Abbas Healthcare Centers. Data were collected by Demographic and Obstetrics Questionnaire and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) Questionnaire through interview and were analyzed by using SPSS ver.22 method. Results: The overall rate of sexual dysfunction was reported 85.95%. The most common postpartum sexual dysfunction was pain sexual dysfunction during sexual intercourse. The mean score of all types of sexual dysfunction increased over time after delivery except sexual satisfaction so that the mean score of sexual satisfaction did not show significant differences over time. There was a significant relationship between sexual dysfunction with factors such as duration of marriage (p< 0.001), number of children (p<0.001), familial relationship (p=0.028), episiotomy status (P=0.002) and contraceptive method (p=0.001). Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of sexual disorders in this study, healthcare systems need to pay more attention to this area. In order to promote the health status of the family and ultimate of the society, attention to sexual health as well as the early diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction of couples are important, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: childbirth; female sexual dysfunction; postpartum; sexual health
Subjects: WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 580-610 Menopause. Sexual Dysfunction
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Mother and Child Welfare Research Center
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور

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